Slow Motion Phantom Giants – Heaviest Wave + Biggest Swell
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Chris Bryan points his Phantom camera at beautiful things. During the biggest swell of the decade, he aimed his machine at the heaviest wave on earth, Teahupoo. Surfers rushed the tube in hopes of a clean escape. Many of them failed that day, few emerged unscathed. Watch below.
It appears the video was yanked from Vimeo. Here’s a YouTube version minus the original song.
This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying ‘witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people’s lives all day long, it’s life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life.’”
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera. To see more of Chris’ work check out his website. WWW.CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM
Music: Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun’ by M83.